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Claim: The development of REGN-COV2, the experimental “anti-viral antibody cocktail” given to U.S. President Donald Trump to treat COVID-19, involved the use of human fetal tissues and embryonic stem cells.
Read the full story at: Snopes
Social Media Disinfo
Circulating on social media: An article claiming to give “ultimate proof” that the novel coronavirus pandemic was planned to create a new world order.
Read the full story at: Reuters
Factual Reads on Coronavirus
More Testing, Faster Testing
More types of tests for the coronavirus are becoming available, but how do we know which to use when?
-- American Scientist, October 12
Watch: Understanding dexamethasone, the steroid used to treat Trump’s Covid-19
It is inexpensive and widely prescribed. But side effects of dexamethasone can be quite serious.
-- Stat, October 12